Thank you Salem-Regional Director of the American Red Cross to receive check Monday

Small businesses and the community raised 7,000 to be donated to the American Red Cross via the regional director on Monday December 3rd at Finz Seafood.

It was a night of community and goodwill. On Tuesday night November 20th Finz Seafood & Grill and owner George Carey opened their doors to host a fundraiser to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. My company Social Palates had been working with George and Finz since shortly after the hurricane to throw a gala event and welcome the community to have a fantastic night of community spirit and goodwill towards those affected by Hurricane Sandy. 

The outpouring was humbling. Members of the community came out in droves to spend the night with us and enjoy music, auctions, camaraderie and new and old friends.

George and myself would like to personally thank everyone that donated, time, services, artwork, gifts and spirit to such a worthy cause. Please if you have time show these businesses, bands, people some appreciation and check out their products and services, take a moment and at least say thank you. It is not an easy time of year to give given we are already in the holiday season, however everyone went above and beyond for what quickly became a magical evening.

Visit here for more details on the ongoing relief efforts

The presentation of funds will include collected money from buckets arranged by the Salem Chamber of Commerce throughout town. A list of the businesses that participated follows.

Salem Witch Museum

Salem Inn

Coffee Time Bake Shop

Coldwell Banker

Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Trolley Depot

J. Mode

Brodie’s Seaport

Hawthorne Hotel

In A Pigs Eye

Every Occasion Boutique

RJ Coins and Jewelry

Jo’ Freedom Coffee Shop

The list of businesses/musicians/artists and community members that assisted with the event

Event Sponsors and hosts: Finz Seafood & Grill and Social Palates (Marketing, event coordination and promotion)

Food provided by: Finz Seafood& Grill, Victoria Station/Vic's Boathouse

Promotional Material Provided by: The Scarlet Letter Press

Guest Auctioneer: Don Kelley of Wayside Trailers

Beverage Samples: Mayflower BrewingClown Shoes BeerTurkey Shore DistilleryCommonwealth Wines

Bands/Musicians: Big Ol' Dirty bucketRoss Livermore & Paul Dumas from the Ross Livermore band with special guest Jacyn Tremblay

Lights and Sound donated by: A Curious Production

Live Auction Items donated by: Bobbie Bush PhotographySalem CycleB&s Fitness, Finz Seafood & Grill and Social Palates Photography

Silent Auction Items provided by: Puruz Networks, B&S Fitness, Middleton Karate, Salem Cycle,Salem Food Tours, Henry Zbyszynski, Laura Dandaneau, Monique,Four Seasons Design, Commonwealth Wine, Susan Macfarlane Massage TherapyRJ Coin and Jewelry, Sacred Heart Tattoo

Thank you to all the businesses and the people of Salem and surrounding communiteies for coming out and helping this worthy cause.



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